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Reviews 36 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Not only is SCI-Arc among the top schools in the world, it's network is so vast that I know I'll have a secure career once I graduate, both in the USA and internationally! And previously being an art major, SCI-Arc has the perfect unison of artistic design married with architectural design. They also have the top software and tools to fabricate and build whatever you can think of. The teachers and staff are the top of their field and help guide students through the program.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: This place will get you somewhere

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Just keep your things locked

5 College Senior

Academics: One of the world's best

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4 College Junior

Administration: You gotta do what you gotta do.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Atmosphere is awesome but school is so intense it's hard to find time to enjoy LA.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Don't walk home alone at night. Walk with a group or find a ride home.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: It's LA. People are going to do what they want and what they have to to get through school

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Some food is really good, but most of the really good stuff is expensive. Since you're at school all the time you're kind of stuck with all the same choices which can get boring.

2 College Junior

Athletics: We don't have athletics. But nobody has time for them anyway.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I was able to receive financial aid but did not have any type of scholarship to SCI-Arc. From what I hear, SCI-Arc scholarships are rare. It's stressful because the tuition is so high and our supplies for midterms and finals are incredibly costly.

3 College Junior

Technology: The P.C. lab expanding was great but at midterms and finals it's impossible to find a computer that hasn't been reserved for rendering. Your best bet is to build your own. It's hard when mandatory classes are in the P.C. lab and all the necessary software is only on half the computers and some students have to bring their own laptop because there aren't enough computers available for everyone. I think these issues could be fixed considering how expensive our tuition is.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is your only choice. It's hard to find affordable housing unless you have roommates. And it's even harder to find affordable housing when you don't have a vehicle and have to live within walking distance of the school.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The woodshop is awesome. The staff are willing to help you especially if you're unsure of how to actually build something your professor wants you to make. It sucks that we don't have colored 3D powder printers though and it's stressful during finals when everything is signed out and you can't get a time slot to use the facilities. But that proves everyone uses it.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've never worked so hard in my life but I've also never learned so much before. The environment of SCI-Arc is intense and encourages you to put your best effort forward. You're surrounded by talented students and faculty every day and no matter how difficult school gets, there is not a single day I haven't felt inspired.

3 College Junior

Weather: LA has great weather but sometimes that makes it difficult to have to go to school every day and miss out on any sun.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: quite a few toxic chemicals being used, but ventialation is good

5 College Student

Campus Quality: everything is state-of-the-art. the only thing we lack is a gym

3 College Student

Administration: its a small private school so its not that strict

4 College Student

Drug Safety: its not really a party school where you will feel peer pressured

3 College Student

Campus Food: only one cafe, but its not bad

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: its pretty nice. not cheap, but not too expensive

4 College Student

Technology: you mostly need your own, but the tech in general es awesome

4 College Student

Guys & Girls: good looking and stylish. Artsy

3 College Student

Transportation: Its not bad. For LA its good.


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